A Beautiful Day
It’s been 6 months since LaGuerta’s murder – and Dexter is still
managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. Debra now works as a
PI for a private firm and Batista has replaced her as Lieutenant.
Meanwhile, Miami Metro investigates the murder of a man who has had
pieces of his brain removed.
Season eight of Dexter starts about six months after the end of season
seven. Deb has left the police force and gone into private security. It
has been at least a month since Dexter has seen her, and a few weeks
since they last spoke. She has fallen off the map, and I don’t think it
is a spoiler to say that Deb is in a downward spiral of epic
proportions. Dexter is worried about her and begins risking himself in
order to save her. But Deb doesn’t want to be saved.
Meanwhile, Dr. Vogel (played by Charlotte Rampling), a neuropsychiatrist
and criminal profiler, is back in town. She is old friends with
Matthews and volunteered to consult on a new, gruesome case (though
certainly no more gruesome than, say, any of the Doomsday Killer’s
tableaus). Vogel makes Dexter nervous, and between her and Deb, he is
closer to a nervous breakdown than ever before.